The October 2023 session in this virtual event series was oriented for cataloguing practitioners and decision-makers in libraries in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions. We kicked off the session with a presentation by Dr. Pardaad Chamsaz, Metadata Lead for Equity and Inclusion at the British Library, talking about the Library’s inclusive cataloguing efforts as part of its multi-year Race Equality Action Plan.
Following Dr. Pardaad Chamsaz, OCLC staff summarized the work completed to address rapid harm reduction through locally-defined subjects in WorldCat Discovery, provided cataloguing updates, and linked data developments.
Rounding off, we looked at work related to metadata quality, including how machine learning models are revolutionizing de-duplication efforts in WorldCat.
Inclusive Descriptive Practice at the British Library
Dr Paardad Chamsaz, Metadata Lead for Equity and Inclusion, British Library
Rapid Harm Reduction Through Locally Defined Subjects in WorldCat Discovery
Jay Holloway, Director, End User Services, OCLC
David Whitehair, Director, Metadata Services, OCLC
Contributor: Jeff Mixter, Senior Product Manager, Metadata Services, OCLC
Metadata Quality Update
Laura Ramsey, Senior Metadata Operations Manager, OCLC
Contributor: Becky Dean, Lead Data Analyst, OCLC